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MMIWG Statement: National Inquiry Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

November 19, 2018 — Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, made the following statement in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “The sad reality is that all women and girls in this country continue to live at a disproportionate risk of violence in their own homes. In fact, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201831 Views

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Anti-Racism Community Grant deadline extended

Nov 13, 2018 The deadline for applications for the second round of funding through the Anti-Racism Community Grant program has been extended to Nov. 19. The grant is part of Alberta’s Taking Action Against Racism initiative. Funding is provided to support community-based projects aimed at creating greater awareness and cross-cultural understanding of racism and its […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201836 Views

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AB Government: Helping victims through restorative justice

November 09, 2018 The Alberta government is supporting organizations that give victims a voice and address the causes of crime in communities across the province. Organizations that practise, promote or develop initiatives that focus on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community can now apply for funding through the Alberta Community […]

by pmnationtalk on November 12, 201825 Views

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Deliberate destruction:’ Alberta judge concerned about Indigenous justice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 8, 2018 MEDICINE HAT, Alta. _ An Alberta judge faced with sentencing a woman for manslaughter last summer expressed concern about how people of Indigenous descent are treated in the courts. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice James Langston sentenced Barbara Elizabeth Holmes in August to five years in prison. His written decision […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201833 Views

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New Mé​tis police chief offers hope to Edmonton’s diverse communities – CBC

Community leaders applaud solid track record for increasing diversity during previous stint as police chief Nov 08, 2018 Community leaders are welcoming the selection of Dale McFee Edmonton’s first Mé​tis police chief. Advocates who work with Edmonton’s Indigenous, immigrant and LGBTQ communities say McFee has a track record for inclusion. Under his leadership as police […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201873 Views

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Edmonton Police Commission announces new Chief of Police

07-Nov-2018 On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Edmonton Police Commission announced the Edmonton Police Service’s 23rd Chief of Police, Dale McFee. On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Edmonton Police Commission announced the Edmonton Police Service’s 23rd Chief of Police, Dale McFee. McFee participated in a media availability at 9:45 a.m. to introduce himself to the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201839 Views

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New judges reflect Alberta’s diversity

Nov 06, 2018 The Alberta government has appointed three new judges to the Provincial Court of Alberta to ensure Albertans have more timely and representative access to justice. Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay was appointed to St. Paul Provincial Court and Melanie Hayes-Richards was appointed to Provincial Court, Edmonton Criminal. Michelle Christopher was appointed to Medicine Hat Provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201841 Views

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Canada’s fastest-growing crime problem is in Wetaskiwin, Alta. – Macleans.ca

Crime’s getting worse in Wetaskiwin, in an awful hurry. Can the city get a handle on it? Nov 5, 2018 A newcomer might receive several different tours of Wetaskiwin when reporting on crime in the central Alberta city. Susan Kokas, a local resident, starts her excursion by driving past one of the commercial buildings where […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201837 Views

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Greyhound exit leaves gap for homeless, domestic violence shelters – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2018 By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ Organizations that help the homeless and those fleeing domestic violence say they have lost a vital resource with Greyhound’s exit from the West _and they’re not sure how well a patchwork of alternatives will be able to fill the gap. Awo Taan […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201859 Views

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I’m not going back to prison’: How a healing lodge motivated one inmate to change – CBC

‘Every person that resides at the Stan Daniels Healing Centre has had to earn their way here,’ says director Oct 31, 2018 There are no locks or bars to keep Christopher Houle from leaving the Stan Daniels Healing Centre in Edmonton, but the inmate says he has never considered escaping. “I don’t want to jeopardize […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201830 Views

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